Giving Back

“The true meaning of life 
is to plant trees, under whose 
shade you do not expect to sit.”

Nelson Henderson

Join us as we celebrate "Giving Back" 



Our Seventh District Members "Give Back" to the community in a variety of ways.   We hope to share their stories on this page.  Keep visiting for updates!


Joseph A. Viola, D.D.S.    Donation to HUGS, Inc.  READ MORE 





Each Year, the County Components of Seventh District Dental Society donate to local charities for the holiday season. Below are some of those donations in December 2017.  As we receive Thank You notes, we will post below:

Wayne County Dental Society-donated Walmart Gift Cards to Roosevelt Children's Center  (Thank You Note)

Steuben County Dental Society - Food Link 

Cayuga County - Christmas Elf C/O CSCAA - Providing Christams gifts for local children and families (Thank You Note)


Monroe County Dental Society made a number of donations including:

  • Ibero-American Action League - To support families displaced by Hurricane Maria  (Thank You Note) 
  • HOPE (Dental Clinic in Borgne, Haiti)  For thousands of Borgne residents there is now access to professional dentistry and preventive care.  The ASB (Borgne Medical Alliance) dental clinic opened in 2012 and is staffed by a full-time dentist, Dr. Ruthza, plus an intern; and we have several in-service dental visits from U.S. volunteer dentists.  This past year the clinic was upgraded with digital x-ray technology; and began doing root-canal work through Dr. Ruthza.  As the clinic’s founder, Dr. Steve Burgart (Dokte Steve) would say, “most people in Borgne generally have mostly good teeth, and one or two very bad ones’.  This is symptomatic of a community that had basically no access to professional dentistry to provide preventive care or early treatment of dental problems (cavities and disease).  Thank You Note 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Rochester: Each year, Dr. Steven Damilio has acted as Santa and delivered gifts from MCDS to the kids during their Breakfast with Santa Celebration.  




Boys & Girls Club Breakfast with Santa

The Staff of NYSDA Giving Back at the Holiday through ADOPT A FAMILY.   Thank You!

2017 NYSDA Adopt a Family Photo